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EPD to take water council nominees

Georgia's Environmental Protection Division recently announced its official call for nominations to the state regional water planning councils, outlining the minimum and preferred qualifications.

August 26, 2008 | By Angela Mensing | Local


Rincon wants to call in more refs

The Rincon Recreation Department's new director laid out some of the changes and improvements he has in mind to city council members.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Taking lessons from a life

The lessons Mary Bright wants to impart from her father's tragic and untimely death have more to do with how he lived, rather than how he died.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


House approves Barrow-Stupak amendment for veterans mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, introduced by John Barrow (D-Savannah) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan), to H.R. 6599, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009. This amendment will prevent the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from increasing the deductible that disabled veterans must pay in order to receive their mileage reimbursement when they travel to get medical treatment.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Rural transit to get rolling by year's end

The regional rural transit system scheduled to start this month may not get rolling until later this year.

August 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


ECSO ready to re-start Explorers

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is searching for Explorers.

August 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


RFD ready to ‘fill the boot’ for MDA

Firefighters in Rincon battle more than fires.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


McKinney: ‘It was a blast’

A few hundred votes in his former home county could have turned the tide for Ray McKinney.

August 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Georgia ports set records for FY08

Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers) in fiscal year 2008, a 14.9-percent increase, setting a record for containers handled at the port of Savannah.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Citizens continue to raise questions with Guyton

Frustrated citizens voiced their concerns with such issues as the environmental and financial impacts during a public meeting on Guyton's proposed wastewater treatment plant.

August 19, 2008 | Angela Mensing | Local


Isakson hails measure to stimulate housing market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., praised the Senate's passage of legislation to stimulate the nation's declining housing market. The legislation passed by a vote of 72-13.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Senators to take up combustible dust issue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., reacted to the findings by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that Imperial Sugar "egregiously and willfully" violated safety and health standards by allowing excessive amounts of combustible dust to collect in its Port Wentworth facility.

August 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Local


Young man victim of apparent drowning

A young man apparently drowned in a pond near Old River Road early Thursday afternoon.

August 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Sandi Van Orden | Local


City gets GEFA loan to put in new well

Springfield has been given a loan by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for $1.38 million to build a new well and connect the two systems by running water lines down Highway 21.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Springfield wants new decorations for Christmas

The Springfield City Council discussed Tuesday night purchasing new Christmas decorations for Laurel Street.

August 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


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Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative ...

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday ...

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m ...

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham ...

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor named Rincon's police officer of the year

RINCON -- Isaac Taylor was officially recognized as Rincon's 2017 police officer of the year during Monday's Rincon City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking aid to find suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is asking the public to help it identify a person of interest in a recent theft.

January 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


State moves to boost number of game wardens

ATLANTA - Even though it might seem like it to some outdoorsmen, game wardens aren't lurking in every field, forest and body of water in ...

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs zap Yellow Jackets

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys basketball team didn't buckle when the pressure was on Friday night.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Second performance added to Mars Theatre's Eagles tribute

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added at Mars Theatre for "One of These Nights: The Music of the Eagles!"

January 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Man and his machine

GUTYON -- South Effingham baseball coach John DeRing uses a pitching machine during Thursday's practice at the school. His Mustangs spent time working on bunt ...

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ...

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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